Beijing & Shanghai 6 Day 5 Night Tour and Bullet Train

Location: Shanghai, China

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  • Explore the Forbidden City and the halls and gardens of the world’s largest ancient palatial structure
  • Discover the Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of imperial style and architecture
  • Take a rickshaw ride through the meandering passageways and courtyards of Beijing’s historic hutongs
  • Stroll along Nanjing Lu, Shanghai’s well-known shopping boulevard
  • Visit Shanghai’s 88-story Jin Mao Tower


  • 6 Days

  • The lobby of your hotel or other agreed location

  • English

What You Can Expect

  • Day 1 Beijing
    • Tiananmen Square

      You’ll be picked up at your hotel or other agreed location and begin your tour of Beijing with a visit to the site that witnessed the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Tiananmen Square is of one the world’s most impressive public plazas and is located at the center of Beijing.

    • Forbidden City

      Visit the Forbidden City, and explore the halls of the largest ancient palatial structure in the world, the best-preserved imperial palace in China, and a site of great historical importance.

    • Lunch

      Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant afterwards.

    • Temple of Heaven

      In the afternoon, your guide will take you to see the Temple of Heaven. The site is a masterpiece of imperial style and architecture.

    • Dinner

      In the evening you can relax over dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 2 Beijing
    • Breakfast

      Have breakfast at your hotel

    • Badaling Great Wall

      You’ll take a drive to the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Enjoy this testament to Chinese engineering and ingenuity, a monument to human endeavor set against a backdrop of stunning scenery. Your visit includes a cable car ride.

    • Changling Tomb

      Tour the Changling Tomb, the resting place of the third Ming emperor and a magnificent example of Ming Dynasty architecture.

    • Water Cube and Bird Nest

      Later you’ll stop to see the exteriors of the Water Cube and the Bird’s Nest sites from the 2008 Summer Olympics.

    • Lunch and Dinner

      Enjoy a Chinese lunch and then dinner at a local restaurant later.

  • Day 3 Beijing
    • Breakfast

      Start your day with breakfast at the hotel

    • Summer Palace

      A former retreat for the imperial family, the Summer Palace provides a range of striking views, including Kunming Lake. Its historic buildings and courtyards are beautifully decorated.

    • Lunch

      You’ll have a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant.

    • Hutongs

      Then weave your way through the meandering passageways of Beijing’s historic hutongs by rickshaw.

    • Dinner

      Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 4 Beijing to Shanghai
    • Breakfast

    • Beijing to Shanghai

      After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the Beijing railway station, where you’ll board the high-speed train to Shanghai.

    • Nanjing Road and the Bund

      After arriving at the Shanghai railway station, you can arrange your own lunch before starting to explore the city. Next you can take a stroll along Nanjing Lu, a well-known shopping boulevard that’s bustling with energy and bright lights. While you’re in the area you can also check out The Bund.

    • Dinner

      Conclude the day with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 5 Shanghai
    • Breakfast

      Start off with breakfast at the hotel.

    • Yu Garden

      Located in the old city center, Yu Garden is a wonder of classical design constructed 400 years ago during the Ming period. The massive city of Shanghai has sprung around this older relative but has left it to grow old peacefully, providing a fascinating window into the past.

    • Shanghai Museum

      Next you’ll take a walk through the rest of the Old City and then check out some ancient Chinese art in the Shanghai Museum.

    • Lunch

      Enjoy Chinese lunch at a local restaurant.

    • French Concession

      Explore the French Concession for a glimpse into Shanghai’s colonial past.

    • Jinmao Tower

      Visit the 88-story-tall Jin Mao Tower, an iconic sight in Shanghai’s skyline, and until 2007 was the tallest building in China.

    • Dinner

      Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 6 Departure from Shanghai
    • Breakfast

      Have breakfast at the hotel

    • Enjoy Time at Leisure

      You’ll enjoy time at leisure to see more of the city’s sights or to do some shopping.

    • Departure

      Later in the day you’ll be picked up at the hotel and transferred to the airport for your departing flight.


    • 5 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels (twin-sharing basis)
    • Transfers as per the description
    • Meals as indicated in the description
    • All sightseeing mentioned in the description (including entrance fees)
    • High speed G-train from Beijing to Shanghai (2nd class, excluding luggage check-in)
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Chinese visa
    • International flights to/from China
    • Any costs not specifically mentioned as included
    • Personal expenses and tips for guides, drives, and porters
    • National guide
    • Separate luggage van
    • Any other surcharges that may arise
    • Cancellations made 20-15 days prior to the tour incur a charge of 40 per cent of the tour cost
    • Between 14 and 10 days, 60 per cent of the tour cost
    • Between 9 and 3 days, 80 per cent of the tour cost
    • Between 2 days and 1 day, 90 per cent of the tour cost
    • Less than 24 hours and no-shows, 100 per cent of the tour cost
    • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 12:00
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

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